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Cover Volume 11, Issue 26 Friday, Aug. 6, 2010 Camp Justice welcomes new faces 474th ECES changes command Mints for Military Girl Scout cookies arrive A JTF Journal THE
Trooper to Trooper Military disciplinePAGE 2 | THE WIRETROO P ER-T O-TROO P ER | FRIDAY, AUG. 6, 2010 JTF GUANTANAMO Commander: Navy Rear Adm. Jeffrey Harbeson Command Master Chief: Navy Master Chief Petty Officer Scott A. Fleming Office of Public Affairs Director: Navy Cmdr. Brad Fagan: 9928 Deputy Director: Navy Lt. John Ferrari: 9927 Operations Officer: Army Capt. Robert Settles: 3649 Supervisor: Air Force Master Sgt. John Asselin: 3649 The Wire Executive Editor, Command Information NCOIC, Photojournalist: Navy Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Edward Flynn: 3592 Editor, Photojournalist: Army Sgt. Tiffany Addair: 3499 Photojournalists: Air Force Tech. Sgt. Michael R. Holzworth Navy Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Shane Arrington Army Spc. Juanita Philip Navy Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joshua R. Nistas Navy Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kellie Bliss Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Anthony Ward Jr. Contact us Editors Desk: 3499 or 3594 From the continental United States: Commercial: 011-53-99-3499 DSN: 660-3499 E-mail: email@example.com Online: www.jtfgtmo.southcom.mil COVER:Air Force Senior Airman William Shadd (left) and Air Force Staff Sgt. Cory Hodge, with the 474th Expeditionary Civil Engineering Squadron, repair a power source at Camp Justice, July 29. JTF Guantanamo photo by Navy Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kellie Bliss BACK COVER:The sun sets over Guantanamo Bay, July 27. JTF Guantanamo photo by Navy Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joshua R. Nistas The WIRE is the official news magazine of Joint Task Force Guantanamo. It is produced by the JTF Public Affairs Office to inform and educate the Troopers of JTF Guantanamo through news, features, command guidance, sports and entertainment. The WIRE seeks to provide maximum disclosure with minimum delay with regard to security, accuracy, propriety and policy. This DoD news magazine is an authorized publication for the members of the Department of Defense. Contents of The WIRE are not necessarily the official views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, the Department of Defense, or Joint Task Force Guantanamo. It is printed by the Document Automation & Production Service with a circulation of 1,000.Army Capt. Jean K. Georges HHC Commander, 525th MP Battalion______________________________Military discipline is a state of order and obedience existing within a command. It involves the ready subordination of the individual will for the good of the unit. Military discipline is an extension and specialized application of discipline. It demands habitual, but reasoned, obedience that preserves initiative. It should function unfalteringly even in the absence of the commander. Discipline is created within a responsibility in each Trooper. Discipline is one of the core values of the evaluated on discipline: mental discipline to make good sound decisions, physical discipline to endure the strain of long hours of hard work, social discipline to live and behave according to the standards of the community, and selfa unit. A lot of people who enlist in the military do not understand the importance of the step they take. They do not understand that civilian life, and its rules, the life they used to live, is left behind. Beginning with basic training, they learn the new discipline, the military discipline, and not everybody is able to comprehend its importance. It is urgent for Troopers to know that discipline in the military is important because without discipline mission accomplishment and the Troopers welfare are at risk. In the civilian world, a lack of discipline may cause some discomfort, or maybe some problems with the law. In the military, poor discipline could result in the unnecessary loss of Troopers lives; a cost too high to pay. As disciplined Troopers, you place the units mission above your personal welfare. It simply means you understand your task and obey orders, because your fellow Troopers and leaders depend on you to do so. The purpose of discipline is to ensure Troopers are well trained, so they carry out orders quickly and intelligently under or duty uniforms properly, following orders, drill and ceremonies, or completing all tasks and doing them correctly are part of military discipline. Disciplined Troopers will save discipline in your daily routine, like saluting, police calls, punctuality and physical training, safeguarding enemy combatants or advancing training to standards. We are Troopers 24/7 for as long as we are in the military. The role of a Trooper to maintain discipline in a unit can not be taken lightly. CORRECTION: Last week The Wire printed that Army Capt. Lionel Eddy was a member of the 525th Military Police Battalion. He is with the 786th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, Virgin Islands Army National Guard.
Mission 1 FRIDAY, AUG. 6, 2010 | MISSIONTHE WIRE | PAGE 3 New BEEF team arrivesNavy Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Shane Arrington JTF Guantanamo Public Affairs____________________________ Expeditionary Civil Engineering Squadron recently held a change of command. Air Col. David Kennard, outgoing commander, and Airmen from the Mississippi Air Squadron and the Massachusetts Air Squadron, July 29. they didnt know what to expect, but after a little research they discovered it had more to offer than just a detainee facility. also building a little bond within [the unit] together as a unit. While their primary responsibility is to support military commissions and maintain services across the base. In such a joint environment, these Airmen from Arizona Engineering and Navy Seabees. The [previous unit] did a fantastic job and were just hoping to follow in their footsteps said. Basically, were team players; were here for the entire base. Were going to do everything we can to help out and do our part in this overall mission. Since this is their said he plans on not mission, but also the unit cohesiveness and relationships of his Airmen. With a ramp-up in commissions in the last six months, the it was a bittersweet feeling turning over command of the 474th. He said he is glad to be going home, but there are things he will be sad to leave behind. Its hard leaving command and leaving the good people here youve worked with, Kennard said. [Were] proud of the mission, proud of the work weve done, and, you know, it is kind of hard to let go of that and leave. Kennard also agreed that deployments are great ways for units to get closer. He said most change of commands are sad in the fact that the commander has to leave their people behind, but deploying in units means everyone comes together as a team and leaves as a better team, having grown stronger through working together so far away from home. Air Force Col. William Danskine (left), 612th Theater Operations Group Commander, passes Air Force Lt. Col. Jeffery Garland, incoming BEEF commander, the guidon during a change of command ceremony, July 28. JTF Guantanamo photo by Air Force Tech Sgt. Michael R. Holzworth Airmen with the Arizona Air National Guards 161st Air Refueling Wing stand at parade rest during a change of command ceremony, July 28. JTF Guantanamo photo by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Michael R. Holzworth
Mission 2MISSION | FRIDAY, AUG. 6, 2010 PAGE 4 | THE WIREArmy Spc. Juanita Philip JTF Guantanamo Public Affairs____________________________ different. members, Department of Defense civilians and contractors, as well as their family members. Army Master Sgt. Sheryl Mason, inspections, perform investigations, offer assistance, and teach and train, she said. Here we mainly assist, and in assisting people, we end up training them, Mason said. We tell them what publications are out there for the questions that they might have. A large amount of the workload that that mostly originate in their home state. way in that regard. The bulk of what we handle is assistance cases. We deal with pay, bonuses, mostly for said Army Col. Doris J. Acevedo, command inspector general. It is not often that an investigation is required. Investigations are very few. Sometimes the chain-of-command tries to help Troopers when the unit has exhausted ways to resolve the issue; they explained Acevedo. Some actions require the state or territory to do something, Acevedo said. Sometimes they are not responsive when they receive calls from the unit is expedited. When a Troopers issue is resolved, he or she often shares that experience with other Troopers. This is something that works in Word of mouth gets out. If one of us works on a case, and the outcome helps a [Trooper], they will tell their friends. Mason said. Acevedo echoed that sentiment when she said, If we help a Trooper, they usually spread the word to the other Troops [Troopers] the policies that are in place are Many service members contact the people to help them or for a nudge in the right direction. We have many people who just come for information, because they are not sure investigate, Acevedo said. We welcome that, and if it does not qualify we will direct that person to whoever would be more appropriate. I want people to know that they are welcome to come here even if they are unsure. request anonymity, depending on their issue. Sometimes we take cases anonymously if they dont want their names released, Acevedo said. can be complicated if the client requests Depending on what the issue is, it issue without the name and social security numbers it is much harder to resolve. in anyway possible, sometimes that is impossible. We are not always able to help everyone in the way that they want to be helped, Acevedo said. At times, a client will come in with a preconceived notion of how they want the case resolved. Sometimes we have to tell them that the regulations state this and what they are requesting is otherwise, and we go by what the regulations state. to know is that we report directly to the his eyes and ears, and if there is something affecting the Troops, that we see is important and would be in his hands to solve, we give him the information so he is aware of what is going on. Assist, teach, trainArmy Master Sgt. Sheryl Mason, assistant inspector general, conducts online research while Army Col. Doris J. Acevedo, command inspector general, looks on, July 26. JTF Guantanamo photo by Army Spc. Juanita Philip
Movie ReviewFRIDAY, AUG. 6, 2010 | MOVIE REVIE W THE WIRE | PAGE 5 Navy Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Shane Arrington JTF Guantanamo Public Affairs____________________________Wanting to rip my eyes out after watching Knight and Day, I was reluctant to watch another spy movie. At the conclusion of watching Killers, however, I didnt feel Im sure my body is thankful for. In fact, Killers is a pretty nifty movie. A perfect combination of intrigue and romantic comedy and plenty of eye candy for both sexes, Killers is one everybody can enjoy. The movie brings together the main assassin. They meet on an elevator where, to the ladies in the audiences delight, Spencer is shirtless. Jen is instantly attracted, and after seeing her golden curls going in the same direction. Along the way they discover their attraction runs deeper than the physical. After a date, that unbeknownst to Jen is far from normal, the happy couple married in suburban bliss. It turns out getting out of the spy community to settle down isnt that easy, and Spencers decision to live the quiet life, after a birthday bash thrown in his honor, a friend who is passed out on the couch from the night before tries to kill Spencer. Spencer, proving he is not rusty, wards off this attacker, but it is not the last time he has to protect himself before the day is done. husband used to kill people for a living does not sit too well. She takes the typical movie spouse route of pretending it is not true and being mad while her life is in danger. when she hops on board the killing train, they make an awesome comedic team. Im not saying Jen does not continue does, but her complaining comes to a short halt when she thinks of the reason she may be taking everything as crazily as she is. out if they are bringing new life in the Action packed humor latest assassin trying to end his life. It turns out Spencer succeeds on both accounts; he This knowledge creates a whole new set of problems for the couple running for if she wants her ex-assassin husband to be a part of this childs life at all. mystery of who is trying to kill him. The revelation comes as a shock, seeing as it is someone they both know very well, but in the end it all works out I mean, this is a romantic comedy after all. Killers is not the worlds greatest spy/ action movie, nor the greatest romantic comedy, but it is a nice combination of both. It will make you scream sweet and it will make you laugh. Most movies of this type are enjoyed more by one gender than the other, but Killers has a little something for everyone.
Center Spread PAGE 6 | THE WIREFRIDAY, AUG. 6, 2010 THE WIRE | PAGE 7 A Coast Guard vessel patrols Guantanamo Bay at sunset, July 27. Maritime Safety and Security Team 91104, from Galveston, Texas, is deployed to Naval Station Guantanamo Bay to perform maritime antiterrorism and force protection duties for Joint Task Force Guantanamo.
Feature 1 NE W S & IN F OR M A T ION || FRIDAY, AUG. 6, 2010 PAGE 8 | THE WIRE Sailors with the Navy Expeditionary Guard Battalion wait at a bus stop after receiving Girl Scout cookies at the end of a long day, July 27. NEGB was among the many different units at JTF-GTMO that received Girl Scout cookies donated by the Mints for Military program. JTF Guantanamo photo by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Michael R. Holzworth.Girl Scouts bring taste of homeMarine Corps Lance Cpl. Anthony Ward Jr. JTF Guantanamo Public Affairs____________________________________________ Bay. workers, pallets and forklifts to Scouts cookies. When we have our cookie sales in January through March, we set up booths, as well as go door-to-door with distribution cards, said Janette Tuttle, a slot called Mints for the Military. This slot allows people to elect to buy a box of cookies for military members, which are then shipped to service members serving at a duty station abroad. presented Navy Rear Adm. Jeffrey Harbeson, commander of Joint of cookies to commence the week of distribution of the baked goods. their way to W.T. Sampson Elementary School and picked up a predetermined number of boxes, enough for each service member in their unit to have three boxes. We all have a sweet tooth, Tuttle, the alternate contracting United States Army Intelligence and Security Command. These cookies are just like a piece of home for the Troops here. Bringing these cookies here really shows the troops that there are people back in the United States who really care, Tuttle added. These cookies are a tremendous morale builder, Harbeson said. You see these cookies, and it just reminds you of home, Harbeson added. Its tough being away for a year, or longer, and just to have this as a memory of home and bring back good memories, is a great morale booster. Providing a little piece of home can be therapeutic, especially We all have a sweet tooth. These cookies are just like a piece of home for these Troops here.
Feature 2 THE WIRE | PAGE 9 FRIDAY, AUG. 6, 2010 | NE W S & IN F OR M A T IONHonoring Coast Guard history Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Anthony Ward Jr. JTF Guantanamo Public Affairs___________________________________________ to enforce tariff and trade laws, and to prevent smuggling. It was known as the Revenue Marine and Revenue Cutter Service. The Revenue Cutter Service maintained a constant presence in the oceans throughout the world, aiding in the growth of the nation. The expansion of the nation called for a merging of the Revenue Cutter Service and the which gave birth to what we now know as the U.S. Coast Throughout its existence, Semper Paratus, or Always Ready, by continually taking on added responsibilities and carrying out an array of military and civil tasks. This lineage of hard work brings a sense of pride to all country. really gives me a sense of pride, said fourth of the people that any other service possesses. its traditions every year when Aug. 4 rolls around. in one room really showed the camaraderie we had, and the Taking a day out of the year to dedicate to the the accomplishments it has achieved. to celebrate tradition and remember the hard work we have done, Technician Specialist Senior Typically a military birthday celebration is a formal one consisting of members of all ranks donning their dress uniform, but improvisation is needed at times. typical birthday celebration, Clifford said. Instead, they came together as a family to barbecue, play some volleyball and relax. Since its inception, the Coast of service that is willing to go above and beyond the call of duty. continue to keep tradition alive by remembering examples in future endeavors. Swimming in an open body of water is different from swimming in a pool. You need more energy to handle the currents and other conditions in the open water. If you with the current, gradually making your way back to shore as you do. Buddy up! Always swim with a buddy, whether you are in a pool or the open ocean. When people swim together, they can help each other or go for help in case of an emergency. Get skilled! It is good to be prepared. Learning some life-saving skills, such as CPR and rescue techniques can help save a life. Know your limits! If you are not a good swimmer or are just learning to swim, do not go in water that is so deep you can not touch the bottom. Stay safe while in the waterPlease see the important insert for areas to avoid when swimming or snorkeling.
Stand Alone/Boots on GroundFRIDAY, AUG. 6, 2010 | VOICE O F T HE FORCE THE WIRE | PAGE 10Guarding the gateArmy Sgt. John Richards, with the Rhode Island Army National Guards 115th Military Police Company, deployed to Co. is here on a year-long deployment providing external security at JTF-GTMO. JTF Guantanamo photo by Navy Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kellie Bliss Boots on the GroundAugust is American Adventure Month. What is your dream adventure?by Navy Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kellie BlissArmy Sgt. Brooke Guidebeck Class Matthew Bairey To get my cosmetology license, go to Paris or Milan and style runway models hair. Id like to actually accomplish what God set out for me to do in this life. Id like to take another trip to Hawaii with my wife for a second honeymoon. I want to participate in the Alaskan Iron Dog Race for the challenge of the cold, distance and endurance. Coast Guard Electronic Technician 1st Class Clayton Childs Air Force MSgt. Bruce Angulo
Chaplains PageLI F E & SP IRI T | FRIDAY, AUG. 6, 2010 PAGE 11 | THE WIRE GTMO Religious ServicesDaily Catholic Mass Main Chapel Vigil Mass Saturday 5 p.m. Main Chapel Mass Sunday 9 a.m. Main Chapel Catholic Mass Troopers Chapel Troopers Chapel Seventh Day Adventist Saturday 11 a.m. Room B Iglesia Ni Christo Room A Pentecostal Gospel Sunday 8 a.m. Room D LDS Service Sunday 10 a.m. Room A Liturgical Service Sunday 10 a.m. Room B General Protestant Sunday 11 a.m. Main Chapel United Jamaican Fellowship Sunday 11 a.m. Building 1036 Gospel Service Sunday 1 p.m. Main Chapel GTMO Bay Christian Fellowship Sunday 6 p.m. Main Chapel Bible Study Wednesday 7 p.m. Troopers Chapel The Truth Project Bible study Sunday 6 p.m. Troopers Chapel Protestant Worship Sunday 9 a.m. Troopers Chapel Islamic Service Friday 1:15 p.m. Room C Jewish Service FMI call 2628 LORIMI Gospel Sunday 8 a.m. Room D Church of Christ Sunday 10 a.m. Chapel Annex Room 17 Navy Lt. Anthony T. Carr NEGB Command Chaplain____________________________While most cultures revere and honor their elderly, Americans celebrate youth. When I was a pastor, I went to nursing homes every week. In some nursing homes, it was a place where the elderly were discarded and ignored. I was blessed to have known all four of my grandparents. learned so much from their wisdom, humor and unconditional love. In the Hebrew Scriptures, Abraham and Sarah had their child of promise at the ages person is the Bible, Methuselah, died when the elderly Simeon was blessed to live long enough to hold the savior in his arms. Elizabeth and Zechariah, who thought the days of children were behind them, were blessed by becoming the not-so-young parents of John the Baptist. afraid to think anyone is old. When I was of getting wrinkles and acne at the same time. Now, I just try to prevent hair from growing on places on my face besides the top of my head. I remember the long gas ribbons tied to trees during the American Hostage Crisis in Iran. I remember the Challenger blowing up and the Berlin Wall coming down. I watched in horror as the twin towers fell in New York City. I remember my teachers crying the day John glitter glove and a pretty awesome pair of parachute pants. I remember when Morgan Adam West was Batman and Saturday I mention this because instead of being afraid of age, we should embrace it. We should learn from the people with more experiences, and hopefully more wisdom. I love being free from trends, peer pressure and excessive testosterone. There is nothing more pathetic than someone who than seeing the mistakes someone is about to make and being helpless to stop them. There is nothing nobler than sitting at a Korean and Vietnam War vets. experience. And if immaturity or addiction is preventing you from emotional, spiritual or professional growth, please get help Embrace your age
AJTF AROUND T HE JTF | FRIDAY, AUG. 6, 2010 Navy Builder 2nd Class Jason Moore, a construction worker with Navy Mobile Construction Battalion JTF Guantanamo photo by Marine Lance Cpl. Anthony Ward Jr. Navy Aviation Electronics Technician 2nd Class Sean Hill, a member of the Navy Expeditionary Guard JTF Guantanamo photo by Navy Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Shane Arrington Air Force Tech Sgt. Brian Alexander (left) and Air Force Tech Sgt. Scott Dean, with the 474th Expeditionary Civil Engineering Squadron, inspect and clean herbicide tanks at Camp Justice, July 29. JTF Guantanamo photo by Navy Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kellie Bliss Around the